October 31, 2013

Sia: The Billboard Cover Story


(from Billboard Magazine, October 25, 2013) Three years ago Sia Furler tried to pull off a disappearing act that hasn’t worked out so well. After a solo career that began in 1997, Sia wanted to stop recording under her own name and simply write for others. The hits came quickly, some featuring her vocals. Her fame […]

October 3, 2013

Music Piracy Shrinking as Online Piracy Grows


Look out Hollywood; online piracy is coming for you. Digital piracy is hurting the film and television industries more than music, and most of the problem is outside North America. A new report by Netnames titled “Sizing the Piracy Universe” and commissioned by NBCUniversial shows that bandwidth stemming from infringing content has increased 159.3% – […]

September 19, 2013

Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ Comes Under Attack From Animal Rights Group PETA

Katy Perry's music video with tiger

(from Billboard Magazine, September 17, 2013) Katy Perry’s music video for her song “Roar,” which is on Billboard’s Hot 100 list for the number one spot, has been targeted by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) for allegedly traumatizing the animal stars in the music video. In the video, Perry becomes friends with a […]